Tuesday, 15 April 2014

How to Install Vinyl Letters

Self-adhesive vinyl is known to be extremely versatile and flexible. The material can be utilized to make eye-catching logos and signs for personal and business use. However, one of the most common uses of indoor and outdoor graphics is for advertising. Adhesive vinyl lettering helps in generating professional looking text on windows, sides of cars and sign boards.

Vinyl Letters on Cars

Advertising your business helps build name recognition, especially when it’s on cars. Vinyl lettering on vehicles can be seen thousands of times every day. It markets your business to passersby, provides credibility and identity when you drive to a client’s site. And unlike other marketing techniques, you will incur absolutely no repeat costs when the truck is lettered.

Apart from vinyl car letters, the material can also be used to create other forms of ad campaigns. You can give out the same message through multiple platforms such as by sticking vinyl letter advertising on shop windows and wooden surfaces. This adds continuity and helps a business with its branding strategy.


Installing a vinyl graphic is a simple process but requires a lot of precision and patience. Here is the process:
  • Complete text with the logo or artwork is laser cut by a sign making company as per your specifications. After creating the lettering, professionals attach it to an application paper to enable convenient installation.
  • Clean the entire surface where the lettering needs to be installed with water and soap to remove any filth that might hinder proper adhesion. Once done, dry out the surface completely with the help of a lint-free towel.
  • Now stick masking tape on top corners of the application paper and attach it to the surface.
  • Gently lift the application paper and peel the protective backing away to expose the adhesive. In case the sign you’re trying to put up is large, you can cut multiple sections to make the removal more manageable.
  • Gradually roll back the paper to the surface, make sure you smoothen it down with the help of a squeegee.
  • Pull off the application paper from the surface, starting from the top corner and working your way to the opposing corner. Since the application paper has less adhesive in comparison to the lettering, the letters will remain stuck to the surface while the paper comes off.
  • Get rid of any air bubbles that might have formed under the letters by piercing them with a pin.

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